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A weekly LGBT+ news podcast, supported by the Thomson Reuters Foundation | Impartial LGBT+ news for a world that isn't

    J. K. Rowling and trans rights

    J. K. Rowling and trans rights

    On this week’s Openly podcast, Hugo Greenhalgh discusses why transgender people are angry and upset with ‘Harry Potter’ author J. K. Rowling, over her comments on trans rights.

    He also hears about Facebook being criticised for its policy on hate speech in the Middle East and a pageant for deaf, LGBT+ people in Thailand.

    • 24分
    Pride marches for Black Lives Matter

    Pride marches for Black Lives Matter

    On this week's Openly podcast, Hugo Greenhalgh reports from the streets of London, where veterans of the Gay Liberation Front marched to commemorate 50 years of activism and LGBT+ people gathered for a Black Trans Lives Matter protest. Then to the United States, for the second part of our series on being Black, LGBT+ and homeless.

    • 23分
    Young, Black, LGBT+ and homeless

    Young, Black, LGBT+ and homeless

    On this week's Openly podcast Hugo Greenhalgh hears how Black, LGBT+ homeless youth have been disproportionately affected by the new coronavirus pandemic.

    The death of a transgender doctor in Mexico sparks fears of further violence against the community and the British Museum adds five LGBT+ objects to its permanent collection.

    • 26分
    U.S. Supreme Court protects LGBT+ workers

    U.S. Supreme Court protects LGBT+ workers

    On this week's Openly podcast Rachel Savage hears from an LGBT+ lawyer about the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that workers can't be fired for their sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Britain has reportedly dropped plans to make legal gender recognition easier. We hear from long-time advocate Christine Burns about what this could mean for transgender people in the UK.

    And it's been a busy week for LGBT+ news in mainland Europe too, with Switzerland taking a step towards legalising same-sex marriage, the Netherlands investigating "conversion therapy" and Poland's president railing against "LGBT ideology".

    • 28分
    Racism, Pride and the police

    Racism, Pride and the police

    On this week's Openly podcast Imara Jones, a black transgender journalist from New York City, talks about the protests against racism around the world, the struggles of black trans women, and why she thinks there needs to be be fewer police at Pride.
    https://www.instagram.com/imara_jones_/?hl=en

    Reality TV star Zeke Smith shares how he felt, as a trans man, about J. K. Rowlings tweets on trans issues.
    https://www.instagram.com/zekerchief/?hl=en

    And Freddy McConnell, a trans man with a very personal journey to fatherhood, discusses his new podcast Pride & Joy, which examines the lives of LGBT+ families. https://www.instagram.com/freddy.mcconnell/?hl=en

    • 32分
    Corporate support for Pride in Covid-19

    Corporate support for Pride in Covid-19

    On this week's Openly podcast, we ask how companies are supporting Pride when physical marches aren't taking place. Activist Ash Kotak looks back at the life of writer and AIDS agitator Larry Kramer. And we hear how LGBT+ charities are managing during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 22分

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